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How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2?

How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2?

I’ve just installed VMWare Fusion 2 on my Mac.

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Guest [Entry]

"This isn't an answer so much as it is precautionary...

I've launched those MS provided VM's with Microsoft's Virtual PC, then used VMware Converter to convert them as suggested by others.

It ain't pretty. Or at least, wasn't 2 years ago when I last tried. Among other things, I lost the windows license..."
Guest [Entry]

"The VMware Virtual Machine Importer can convert several VM formats (and physical disks) to a VMware disk. This includes the VHD format used by VirtualPC.

Check the doc here for the supported formats."
Guest [Entry]

"Qemu will convert .vhds to work with VMWare:

http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2008/vpc-ie6-ie7-ie8-on-mac-os-x/

(Qemu doesn’t work on the Mac. There is a Mac port called Q, but I couldn’t get it working with the Windows Virtual PC files I had.)"
"Qemu will convert .vhds to work with VMWare:

http://blog.mozmonkey.com/2008/vpc-ie6-ie7-ie8-on-mac-os-x/

(Qemu doesn’t work on the Mac. There is a Mac port called Q, but I couldn’t get it working with the Windows Virtual PC files I had.)"
Guest [Entry]

"Not a direct answer, but IEs4Linux lets you test your site using multiple versions of Internet Explorer, without actually running Windows.

http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page"
Guest [Entry]

"I used WinImage and was left with two vmdk files. One was several GBs and the other was 1KB. I did not have a vmx file though so I couldn't open in vmware.

I was able to create a vmx file at this website and the image works great.
http://www.easyvmx.com"